Shakespeare comes to the North-East

Shioban Redmond and Jonny Phillips, leading actors in Dunsinane
Shioban Redmond and Jonny Phillips, leading actors in Dunsinane

Dunsinane, David Greig’s majestic sequel to Shakespeare’s Macbeth has proved to be a big hit with audiences in Scotland since it was first premiered by the RSC at Hampstead Theatre in 2010.

The production received its Scottish premiere in 2011, at the Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh. Siobhan Redmond and Jonny Phillips will reprise their roles as Gruach and Siward respectively.

The National Theatre of Scotland and the Royal Shakespeare Company are delighted to remount this production and to tour it to the main stages of theatres across Scotland and the UK in 2013.

The production tour arrives at His Majesty’s Theatre, Aberdeen from September 3 to 7.

Dunsinane is the setting for Greig’s play, the Scottish garrison town where the English occupying army is ready to commence battle and historically believed to be the site of a battle where Malcolm defeated Macbeth in 1054. Greig has taken Scotland’s real landscape and history and dramatically mixed it with the setting of Shakespeare’s play, one of the most famous landscapes in literature, even though Shakespeare himself never set foot on Scottish soil.

Tickets are available online at, by phone at 01224 641122 and at Aberdeen Box Office at the Music Hall and His Majesty’s Theatre